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Stealth Tsunami Surprises Indonesian Coastal Residents

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Science  11 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5788, pp. 742-743
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5788.742a

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The deceptively mild earthquake that drove a tsunami onto the Indonesian island of Java last month, killing more than 600 people, accentuated the lesson of the great Sumatran tsunami of 2004: Those living by subsea earthquake country should learn to interpret even the subtlest cues from the land and sea. (Read more.)